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April De Angelis

What shows or projects have you done with ETT? 

Reasons to Stay Alive, Gin Craze 

Finish the sentence: Touring is important because… 

It reaches audiences outside London! It’s fair and equitable for the whole country. 

 Where is home for you? 

London 

Where is your home away from home? 

Lancaster  

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT? 

Sheffield 

Touring is important because it reaches audiences outside London! It's fair and equitable for the whole country.

No cliche. Surprising truth. New way of seeing.

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why? 

Kathy Burke 

What music inspires you? 

Ukelele 

What image or video inspires you? 

Surrealism 

What piece of writing or quote inspires you? 

The Bell Jar  

What, for you, makes a good piece of art? 

No cliche. Surprising truth. New ways of seeing. 

What have been your career highlights so far? 

Survival  

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why? 

All Shakespeare. He is the best. 

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour? 

It’s valuable taking work to audiences outside London.  

Window or aisle seat? 

Window  

Favourite way to travel? 

Train  

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? 

Rewilding 

April De Angelis’s biog:

For ETT: adapting Reasons to Be Cheerful. 

Theatre includes: The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Frankenstein (Royal Exchange Manchester); My Brilliant Friend, a two part dramatization of Elena Ferrantes’ epic family saga (Rose Theatre Kingston); After Electra (Theatre Royal Plymouth / Tricycle Theatre); Rune (New Vic Theatre Stoke); Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs); Jumpy (Royal Court / Duke of York’s Theatre / Melbourne / Sydney); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint / National Theatre); A Warwickshire Testimony (RSC); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint / Hampstead Theatre); Playhouse Creatures (Old Vic Theatre, revived at Chichester Festival Theatre); The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (The Old Fire Station Oxford, revived at the Bristol Old Vic); Flight (Glyndebourne Opera).  

My Brilliant Friend will transfer to the Olivier theatre in November 2019. 

Further reading:

Link to collected plays: https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571197095-april-de-angelis-plays-1.html